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Overview The 12 Steps to Holiness is compiled from the writings of St. Alphonsus Liguori and is rated as one of the most beautiful and inspiring books by numerous TAN readers. St. Alphonsus develops, in the most simple language, yet with the greatest learning, the 12 key virtues necessary for salvation: faith, hope, love of God, love of neighbor, poverty, chastity, obedience, meekness or humility, mortification, recollection, prayer and self-denial or love of the cross. This book is written with such an encompassing view that its message is for all-religious or layman, they young or the old, the pious or the wayward. The reader will marvel at the balance, the simplicity, the learning, the interest, the calm and the holy unction that penetrate this work. And he will find himself repeatedly marking significant passage and returning to them again and again for instruction and edification. Here is a book, quite simply, for everyone who would save his soul.
Publishers Description The 12 virtues we must all acquire to be happy in this world and to save our souls. Many of our readers rate this the most beautiful and inspiring book they have ever read. For absolutely all One of TAN's top 5 best-selling books. Impr. 210 pgs, PB
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Studio: Saint Benedict Press W/Tan Books and Publishe
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 6.96" Width: 4.23" Height: 0.46" Weight: 0.3 lbs.
Release Date Nov 1, 1993
Publisher Tan Books & Publishers
ISBN 0895552981 ISBN13 9780895552983
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More About St Alphonsus Liguori & Cornelius J. Warren
St. Alphonsus Liguori was born in 1696 to Neapolitan nobility at Marianella, Italy. He became a recognizable lawyer after going through law school at the age of sixteen, but later decided to leave law in favor of giving his salvation more attention. Alphonsus joined the Oratory of St. Philip Neri as a seminarian and was ordained in 1726, when he was thirty. The homilies he gave had the special ability of converting those who had fallen away from the faith. He also founded the Congregation of the Most Holy Redeemer, and authored such works as The Glories of Mary, The True Spouse of Jesus Christ, Attaining Salvation, The Blessed Virgin Mary, Preparation for Death Abridged, What Will Hell Be Like?, The Twelve Steps to Holiness and Salvation, and The Way of the Cross. After being a bishop for over a decade, St. Alphonsus Liguori died on the first of August, 1787. He was canonized by Pope Gregory XVI in 1839, and declared a Doctor of the Church in 1871. His feast is celebrated on August 1.
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A most important book about a most important topic Nov 14, 2007
I have not finished this book, but it has already changed my spiritual life. It breaks down the elements of Christianity in such a simple and user-friendly way that sainthood seems attainable even in this modern age. I love reading it and am going to give it to everyone I love this Christmas. I feel closer to God and to who He wants me to be every time I read it.
One of my all-time favourite books Aug 2, 2003
St. Alphonusus is one of the most popular and easily readable Catholic authors. Although written in the 18th century his style is still very direct and appealing. Even though he was a great academic and is ranked as THE Doctor of Moral theology by the Catholic Church, he writes in a very understandable and popular style. This books is a collection taken from his books and sermons, grouped around 12 key themes. The one weakness of this book is that it was not written as a whole, and so some of the sections are unequal, for example, the section on chastity was drawn from talks for nuns so is not directly relevant to all Christians. Personally, I find the sections on prayer and recollection in this book to be the most penetrating that I've ever read. It also contains his brief description of how to practice mental prayer.